According to a special Gazette Notification released by the Finance Ministry yesterday, two State Ministers are to be appointed. One would be in charge of finance, capital markets and State enterprises reform. The other will be in charge of Samurdhi, micro-finance, self employment and enterprise development.
Meanwhile government sources stated that newly elected MP and a former stock market regulater, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa will be the inaugural State Minister for capital markets and State enterprises reform.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided on 28 ministries and 40 State Ministries identifying their specific functions.